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2014-09-12 12:21:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the proposed standards for modified and reconstructed units on Thursday, Sept. 25. The listening session is being held prior to the finalization of the department's official...

2014-09-03 16:22:35

Owners of Swimming Pools and Home Heating Oil Tanks Should Take Caution HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autumn is less than a month away and DEP would like to remind citizens about important precautions to take as they are closing their pools and filling their home heating oil tanks. Pool wastewater, if not disposed of properly, can contaminate local waterways, while poorly maintained home heating oil tanks can leak. When chlorinated water is drained from a swimming...

2014-08-04 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public education and promotion of long-term stewardship. "With this grant, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will be able continue their important efforts to educate Pennsylvanians on...

2014-07-22 12:24:08

DEP has already implemented many of the AG's recommendations HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Auditor General's Office today released the Special Audit of DEP's Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, finding no instances where DEP failed to protect public health, safety or the environment with respect to unconventional gas drilling activities. The audit report encompasses...

2014-07-22 12:24:07

Benefits of shale gas drilling "cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing." HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his report on the Special Performance Audit, conducted by the Department of the Auditor General, of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The audit made clear that DEP is falling well short in its regulatory oversight of the shale gas...

2014-07-14 16:21:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF) to maintain acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities in Butler, Cambria, Clarion and Venango counties. This grant will allow CSF to operate and maintain nine existing water treatment plants that remove AMD from nearby waterways. This includes costs incurred for water...

2014-06-26 08:22:55

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced that John G. Waffenschmidt, vice president of environmental science and community affairs, has been reappointed to the Pennsylvania Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo. The EJAB is charged with overseeing the implementation of DEP's Enhanced...

2014-06-23 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to develop refresher training materials for operators of X-ray equipment who conduct low-risk procedures such as general radiography and dental X-rays. "Continued radiation protection training can reduce the number and seriousness of accidents associated with X-ray usage," DEP Bureau of...

2014-05-19 16:21:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has extended the registration deadline for three public hearings across the state on the department's Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) proposal to ensure ample opportunity for public participation. First published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 19, the EQB has extended the pre-registration deadline for all...

2014-05-16 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito. The infected mosquito was found May 13 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. "DEP is committed to monitoring the mosquito population, so that when the virus is identified, our staff are able to act quickly to prevent additional spread," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo...


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